How can we learn about what people thought and felt in the past? This collaborative practical workshop is designed to explore approaches to understanding selfhood and identity in the past. We will share knowledge of possible sources, think together about approaches to interpreting them and discuss the challenges of writing about subjectivity. Anyone whose research examines these issues is very welcome and it will be especially useful for undergraduate or graduate students who are developing new research ideas on any aspect of identity and selfhood. One outcome from the workshop will be the creation of a new resource for the CGIS website on 'Resources for theses on subjectivity and selfhood' (like the existing page on gender and women's history). Do come along to share ideas, to think about new approaches, and to meet others working in this area.
Tea, coffee and biscuits will be provided, and do bring your lunch. Anyone is welcome to drop in for only part of the workshop.